Chip-multiprocessors are an emerging trend for embedded systems. In this article, we introduce a real-time Java multiprocessor called JopCMP. It is a symmetric shared-memory multiprocessor, and consists of up to eight Java Optimized Processor (JOP) cores, an arbitration control device, and a shared memory. All components are interconnected via a system on… (More)
In this paper, we propose an approach to calculate worst-case execution times (WCET) of tasks running on a homogeneous Java multiprocessor. These processors access a shared main memory. Hence, the tasks running on different CPUs may influence the execution times of each other. Therefore, we implemented a time division multiple access arbiter that divides… (More)
This paper describes the first steps towards a Java multiprocessor system on a single chip for embedded systems. The chip multiprocessing (CMP) system consists of a homogeneous set of processing elements and a shared memory. Each processor core is based on the Java Optimized Processor (JOP). A major challenge in CMP is the shared memory access of multiple… (More)
—Chip multiprocessing design is an emerging trend for embedded systems. In this paper, we introduce a Java multiprocessor system-on-chip called JopCMP. It is a symmetric shared-memory multiprocessor and consists of up to 8 Java Optimized Processor (JOP) cores, an arbitration control device, and a global shared memory. All components are interconnected with… (More)
In this paper, we propose a first step towards a time predictable computer architecture for single-chip multipro-cessing (CMP). CMP is the actual trend in server and desk-top systems. CMP is even considered for embedded real-time systems, where worst-case execution time (WCET) estimates are of primary importance. We attack the problem of WCET analysis for… (More)
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This paper proposes a time-predictable Java chip mul-tiprocessor comprising several processing cores and a shared global memory. It features an embedded multipro-cessor system for real-time applications based on Java. The FPGA technology is chosen to be the ideal platform solution for the proposed multiprocessor called JopCMP because it permits easy… (More)